The Amir, HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, issued Amiri order No. 7 of 2018 on 4 November reshuffling the cabinet. The new ministers took the oath before HH Sheikh Tamim at the Amiri Diwan. 

New ministers and appointments

  • HE Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie: Minister of Municipality & Environment
  • HE Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari: Minister of Commerce & Industry
  • HE Yousef bin Mohammed Al Othman Fakhro: Minister of Administrative Development, Labour & Social Affairs
  • HE Saad bin Sharida Al Kaabi: Minister of State for Energy Affairs & Member of the Cabinet
  • HE Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi: Minister of Justice, to assume the duties of the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs in addition to the duties of his post
  • HE Dr Hassan bin Lahdan Al Muhannadi: Chief of the Court of Cassation

Other highlights

Besides the Cabinet reshuffle, HH Sheikh Tamim issued a number of other laws, decisions, decrees and orders on Sunday.

  • Order No 6 of 2018, appointing HE Masoud bin Mohamed Al Amri as Adviser at HH the Deputy Amir’s Office
  • Decision No 74 of 2018 establishing the National Tourism Council
  • Decision No 75 of 2018 to form the board of directors of the National Tourism Council
  • Law No 20 of 2018 on tourism regulation
  • Law No 21 of 2018 on organising business events
  • Decision No 72 of 2018 restructuring the Qatar Investment Authority board
  • Decision No 73 of 2018 on restructuring the board of directors of Qatar Petroleum
  • Decree No 70 of 2018 establishing the Planning and Statistics Authority
  • Decree No 71 of 2018 appointing HE Dr Saleh Mohamed Salem Al Nabit as chairman of the Planning and Statistics Authority
  • Decision No 76 of 2018 appointing the board of directors of Qatar Financial Markets Authority
  • Decision No 35 of 2014 regulating Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation